Posted on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
Friends, We, the band of merry minstrels, dancers and shufflers of the word before the wind of eternity, nomads searching for the horizon of the unknowable, dry drunks, low-way robbers, apprentice tricksters, would-be revolutionaries… Salute and hail you, our illustrious ancestors and ...

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Harriet Tubman in the news, twice

Posted on Monday, April 25th, 2016
FOR STERLING PLUMPP When Harriet Tubman heard the thunder of the guns and saw their terrible lightning and the blood and the dead bodies your voice was there Your voice was born and borne in the muddy waters of the delta way before a brother had been through enough to ...

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From Dakar, Senegal

Posted on Thursday, April 7th, 2016
From slam poet Diamil, Moustapha Ciss, who alongside Vendredi Slam partner, Jabir, participated in dancing in other words 2014, this contribution to diow 2016: VICTIMES Cent cinquante millions de la population mondiale Cinquante mille dans les rues du Sénégal Nous avons tous la même mère ...

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flags

Posted on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

from Bill, a poem and a smile

Posted on Friday, April 1st, 2016
Your smile your smile could get a job in a circus as an acrobat Dear Dominique, Breyten, Marí wishing you an even more wonderful DIOW this May. I'll be eagerly observing your word-dancing, wine-drinking and travels from up here in the other hemisphere, with much nostalgia. With fondest w ...

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Congrats Neo Muyanga!

Posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2016
A 2016 winner of the Inaugural National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences Award. The Award was announced at an event in Johannesburg on Wednesday 30 March. Source. ...

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grass dancing

Posted on Friday, February 26th, 2016
Note for design brief: Benin grass dancers & also the North American pow wow dancers, imitating the swaying of grass, mimic waving grass. Sweeping motions and symmetry. Sacred. Incantation. ...

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